Turkmenistan: seeds of high-yield wheat used

Wheat crops take up more than 700,000 hectares of agricultural areas in Turkmenistan. Vegetation watering was carried out. Additional mineral fertilizing of soil will be done closer to spring. Seeds of high-yield wheat were being used during the sowing. Measures to protect winter crops against pests and diseases are being taken. About 1 million tons…

Ukraine: 80% of fish imported

Ukraine imports 80% of the consumed fish, according to First Deputy Agrarian Policy Minister Maksym Martyniuk. He stated that Ukraine had huge potential for import substitution. “We need to develop the production of aquaculture: once the fish is produced in Ukraine and sold for the Ukrainian hryvnia, then poachers, who now receive fish for free…

Kazakhstan: barley exports growing

The National Economy Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan has published data on the country’s total crop and adjusted plantings for the 2017 harvest. In addition, the release includes somewhat surprising figures for grain yields. The Statistics Committee of the Ministry expanded the barley acreage in Kazakhstan to a much greater degree than expected, while…

Ukraine: mayonnaise production up in 2017

Ukraine’s large and medium-sized producers made 13.9 KMT of mayonnaise in December 2017, up by 12% MoM and YoY, when its production was at 12.4 KMT. In the full 2017 year mayonnaise production gained 0.7% and amounted to 125.5 KMT against 124.6 KMT in 2016. As a reminder, mayonnaise production has been staying at a…

Kyrgyzstan: over 4.6 million dekaliters of alcohol produced in 2017

In 2017 Kyrgyzstan produced 4,610.1 million dekaliters of alcoholic beverages, the Directorate for the Regulation, Control over the Production and Turnover of Ethyl Alcohol, Alcoholic and Alcohol-Containing Products reported. “In 2017 at least 42 enterprises operated in the alcohol industry, including 5 alcohol and 6 vodka plants, 13 breweries and 18 wineries,” the directorate said.…

Ukraine: Astarta cuts sugar production in 2017

Astarta in the 2017-2018 marketing year (MY, September-August) reduced sugar production by 8%, to 463,000 tons compared to the previous MY, the company’s press service has reported. According to its information, Astarta plants processed about 3.1 million tons of sugar beets. The reduction of sugar production is due to a lower than planned sugar beet…